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NEOLIBERALISM WITH SOUTHERN CHARACTERISTICS
Vijay Prashad - May 2013

For centuries, the nations of the Global South have struggled to assert themselves politically. This assertion originally took the form of myriad struggles against colonialism, and as the European empires collapsed, new nation states...

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GREEN TRANSFORMATION
Mario Candeias - May 2013

By Mario Candeias. The global financial crisis and subsequent economic collapse, as well as the failure to come to terms with the imminent threat of climate change, have left neoliberalism intellectually bankrupt. But...

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RESIST, RECLAIM, RESTRUCTURE
Sean Sweeney - April 2013

When it comes to the global energy system, trade unions recognize that business as usual is not sustainable. Union members are already feeling the impacts of climate change, whether as first responders to climate catastrophes or as...

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THE CHICANO MOVEMENT
Carlos Muñoz, Jr. - April 2013

The United States currently has more than fifty million Latinos living within its borders, including an estimated eleven million who lack proper documentation. In recent years, this freshly minted “largest minority” has...

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DEMAND EVERYTHING
Steve Williams - March 2013

By Steve Williams – Capitalism seems to have an endless capacity for transformation. It has survived economic collapse, world wars, social upheaval, and environmental degradation (so far, anyway). It has thrived...

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DEATH OF A YUPPIE DREAM
Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich - February 2013

By Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich – Saddled with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, unemployed or working part-time for not much more than minimum wage: the struggling recent college graduate...

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FROM SPECIAL INTEREST TO SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION?
Dawne Moon - January 2013

By Dawne Moon – On November 6, 2012 voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington made historic decisions: for the first time in U.S. history, a state-level popular vote decided in favor of same-sex marriage. The six...

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ALTERNATIVES TO WAR
Andreas Buro - January 2013

By Andreas Buro. Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz once wrote that, “War is just a continuation of politics by other means.” Two hundred years later, President Barack Obama said that war “is sometimes...

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CANADA’S “MAPLE SPRING”
Ingar Solty - December 2012

The 2012 student strike in Quebec is a lesson in successful struggle against austerity policies. The strike was sparked by the announcement by the governing Parti libéral du Québec (PLQ) of Premier Jean Charest that tuition...

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TEACHERS ON STRIKE
Ethan Young - December 2012

By Ethan Young. When newly elected President Ronald Reagan fired more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers in 1981, he was also firing the first shots in a new offensive against workers in the United States....

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THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY
Oliver Schmidtke - December 2012

By Oliver Schmidtke – Migration is not a new phenomenon—it is as old as humanity. But in a world in which more and more goods and services are exchanged at an ever faster pace, migration has globalized as well....

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF OCCUPY WALL STREET
Ethan Earle - November 2012

In Lower Manhattan, in a small plaza called Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street was born in September of 2011. While the first Occupiers had originally come to protest Wall Street, once the actual occupation began their game plan was not...

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RECYCLE OR REIMAGINE
Lara Skinner - November 2012

By Lara Skinner – With the dramatic deepening of the environmental crisis, new forms of resistance are emerging to combat the fossil fuel industry’s extreme agenda. Since the 1970s, the U.S. environmental...

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MAPPING THE LEFT
Ethan Young - November 2012

Occupy Wall Street arose like a force of nature over the landscape of the U.S. Left. Only a year after its birth, there are hardly any left institutions or tendencies that it has not in some way influenced. The inclination, then, may...

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LEGITIMATE RAPE, SLUTS, AND FEMI-NAZIS
Laura Flanders - October 2012

“Legitimate rape.” With these two words, Republican Congressman Todd Akin stirred up a storm of controversy, provoking a fresh round of public debate over just how backwards the Republican Party is on issues of women’s equality....

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TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN
John Nichols - October 2012

The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 and 2012 mobilized hundreds of thousands, thereby producing the largest mass protest of pro-union activists in modern American history. It did not, however, begin in a vacuum. Wisconsin Governor Scott...

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LEFT TURN IN CANADA?
Murray Cooke and Dennis Pilon - October 2012

In the last Canadian federal election, the New Democratic Party (NDP) won more than 30 per cent of the popular vote. For the first time in the party’s fifty-year existence, it now forms the Official Opposition in the national...

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THE SHAPE OF EQUALITY
Heidi Hartmann and Martha Burk - October 2012

By Heidi Hartmann and Martha Burk – More than thirty years after the street rallies, consciousness raising, and legislative victories of its “second wave,” there is a widespread public perception that the...

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THE STATE OF THE UNIONS IN THE U.S.
Sean Sweeney - October 2012

Ever since the election of Ronald Reagan to the U.S. presidency and the following launch of the neoliberal period in the early 1980s, trade unions in the United States have suffered a steady decline. Today, barely one in ten workers...

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AN INSIDE LOOK AT “DIE LINKE”
Cornelia Hildebrandt - October 2012

The German political party DIE LINKE (Left Party) was established in 2007 as a merger of two previously independent parties: the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), founded in 1990 and predominantly anchored in East Germany, and the...

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AMERICAN EMPIRE: FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP

One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, we look at the political patterns that have emerged on an international scale and the lessons we can draw from them. What impact has the Trump administration had on the rest of the world and what can we do to counter his politics? Providing a critical analysis of US foreign policy and its global impacts, this conference brings together internationally...
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AMERICAN EMPIRE: FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP

One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, we look at the political patterns that have emerged on an international scale and the lessons we can draw from them. What impact has the Trump administration had on the rest of the world and what can we do to counter his politics? Providing a critical analysis of US foreign policy and its global impacts, this conference brings together internationally known analysts and activists......
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